"He had good at-bats," Round Rock hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh said. "It's all about him trusting himself to put himself into a good hitting position. That way he can get in position and use his hands."
Ramirez had a tough first-night assignment going up against Omaha right-hander Yordano Ventura, who was throwing 100-mph fastballs and also had a nice mix of breaking pitches.
Ramirez also grounded out and struck out. He was happy with the first night, but not completely satisfied.
"It's going to take time," Ramirez said. "Not everything is going to come in one day."